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« on: May 21, 2010 08:54:42 AM »

One of my first ever times making bread (maybe made it two or three times before) so I am really pleased with how this turned out. It has a lovely, really distinctive orange colour and the tomato flavour is just right - not too strong, not too weak. If you want a recipe, just let me know.

The shape came because I wanted to make a loaf out of rolls where you could pull of the rolls but it had traditional shape - if that makes sense? However it rose quite a lot so I have since decided that its better to slice or you might end up with a rather large chunk of bread.

Edited to add recipe:
Origionally from The Complete Bread Book by Lorna Walker and Joyce Hughes (published in the '70s so I doubt you could get hold of it which is why I'm happy to give out the recipe)
1 packet quick action yeast (or just look at whatever yeast you use - normally tells you on the packet how much to use for the amount of flour)
300ml warm water
150g tomato puree (I used about a half tube of double concentrate puree....I'd say go with your instincts and then add a bit more Smiley
675g strong white flour
good shake of salt (says 15g in recipe but I didn't measure)
1/2 teaspoon of garlic or onion salt/granules
1 teaspoon paprika
15g margarine or lard

Blend the tomato puree with 150 ml of warm water - it should look fairly thick. Add this and the other 150 ml of water to the dry ingredients - I actually had to add more water at this point as it was too dry but just go with what instinct tells. You then just make as with normal bread:
Knead, bash, box, get rid of all those tensions on the bread. It should be nice and elasticy when fully kneeded - about 10/15 mins?
Cover and leave to rise
When at least doubled in size, have a bit more of a knead then shape into loaves, rolls etc. Cover and leave to prove.
Bake at a preheated oven at 220C/425F/GM 7 for 30-35 mins for loaves and 15-20 mins for rolls 
Eat =)

The recipe said that I should get 24 rolls or 2 small loaves out of this. I got this loaf and about 6 rolls from it but I think I was so excited to be making bread that I didn't leave it to rise for as long as I could have.

I'm thinking that I might try and add in some sundried tomato in next time, to add a bit more to the texture? Or maybe olives?
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010 11:05:50 AM by Angelicus - Reason: To add recipe » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010 09:07:33 AM »

This looks & sounds delicious, I would love the recipe! 

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010 09:13:27 AM »

Mmmmm...I'm sooooo hungry right now and your bread look delicious. It is a beautiful color - just perfect! You should enter it into a bread baking contest.
I'd love to have the recipe as well! I'd never heard of tomato bread before this!

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010 09:50:28 AM »

Looks so good. I want the recipe too!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010 10:59:48 AM »

Your bread is art...beautiful shape, color, and I can almost taste it---yummy...who cares if the slices are big? Cheesy ... I love bread...

I would love the recipe as well--can it be made in a bread machine?

« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010 11:02:38 AM »

My mother calls bread like that "monkey bread" i guess because you can pull it apart.

The recipe, PLEASE!

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010 11:13:46 AM »

Thank you so much for all the compliments guys  Kiss Grin Its made my day that you all like it so much, especially as I'm a novice at breadmaking

@ScotSkipper402 - thats the perfect name for this type of bread, love it.

@alwaysinmyroom - aww...thanks so much - I have no idea if it could be made ina bread machine. The book that the recipe is in is from the 70s so before the advent of bread machines! Its only one step really thats different from making normal bread so..... I'll ask my mum!


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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010 12:35:09 PM »

any kind of bread can be made into small balls and then pulled apart...I make monkey bread but it is more like a sweet yummy cinnamon and sugar breakfast type bread...it pulls apart into nice gooey pieces!

When I am in a hurry, I use my bread machine...you can pretty much adapt any recipe but sometimes there is something so zen about kneading bread by hand...ahhh Cheesy

This looks like a great bread to eat with a lot of fresh veggies and dips!

« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010 01:23:10 PM »

Looks and sounds great!  I think I'll have to try this recipe once I'm home and out of the dorms here where I don't have a kitchen Tongue

On another note, depending on where you are I would check copyright laws; a search on Amazon shows that you can buy the book (used).  I don't know much about copyright laws, and since the book seems to be out of print you may be okay to have the recipe posted, but I would double-check just to keep yourself safe  Grin

EDIT: I just purchased the book on Amazon because this bread you posted looks so delicious!
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010 01:25:09 PM by halkiu09 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 07:17:31 PM »

...how much is in a packet of quick action yeast?

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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010 05:31:30 PM »

Intriguing!  add some basil and oregano and you're good to go!  maybe a side of pesto...mmmm

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